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Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

  • Designation: Pittsburgh
  • Head Count: 400
  • Gross Revenues: $268,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $670,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $670,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -2

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is a Pittsburgh-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has 400 attorneys and is the 113th largest firm in the United States.  With $268,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 119th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, DE, FL, KY, LA, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA and VA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 119 -2 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 113 -3 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 79 17 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Defense Focus in Risperdal Cases May Shift to Causation

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : March 31, 2015

While the second Risperdal trial resulted in a verdict favoring drugmaker Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the company was still found negligent in failing to warn—as it was in the first trial—leading some attorneys to speculate that Janssen will focus less on failure to warn defenses and more on the individual facts of each case.

Heinz-Kraft Deal Bottles Legal Work for Dozens

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : March 26, 2015

Two of the country's largest food companies have agreed to merge in a deal put into place with the help of dozens of lawyers across four law firms.

Robinson & Cole Picks Up Data Protection Group Head

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 18, 2015

Robinson & Cole has poached privacy and data protection group head Linn Freedman from Nixon Peabody. Freedman will lead Robinson & Cole's newly formed privacy and security data team, following in the footsteps of a number of Am Law 200 firms that have made hires in a practice area that barely existed several years ago.

Polsinelli Sets Up Shop in Raleigh, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 17, 2015

After raiding Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough for five health care partners, fast-growing Polinselli will open an office in Raleigh; Gibson Dunn and Winston & Strawn add new practice leaders; the NSA's top lawyer returns to Mayer Brown; three former federal prosecutors flock to Robins Kaplan and Wilmer; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

2015 New Partners: R-T

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 06, 2015

2015 New Partners: D-G

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 06, 2015

Fried Frank and Paul Hastings Poach IP Heads, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 03, 2015

Patterson Belknap and Shearman & Sterling lose a pair of IP practice leaders; Cadwalader rebuilds in Houston; more Bingham McCutchen refugees find new homes; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Justices: Paperless Voting Machines Satisfy Election Code

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : March 03, 2015

Direct-recording electronic voting systems that do not produce a contemporaneous paper record of each vote cast comply with state requirements and do not violate citizens' right to vote, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled.

Increased Oil and Gas Regulations Expected Under Wolf

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : March 03, 2015

With Gov. Tom Wolf proposing and implementing changes for the oil and natural gas industry in Pennsylvania, several legal industry insiders are predicting increased regulations for oil and natural gas development over the next few years.

New Partners: Broad and Cassel

: Daily Business Review : March 02, 2015

Buchanan Ingersoll Adds Tallahassee Lobbyists

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : February 25, 2015

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is strengthening its Florida presence with the addition of seven lobbyists in its Tallahassee office.

Activity Picks Up in Clergy Sex-Abuse Suits

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : February 25, 2015

The plaintiff in a priest sex-abuse case is appealing a Philadelphia judge's ruling that the statute of limitations barred his claims. Meanwhile, the case that will be the second priest sex-abuse lawsuit to go to trial in Philadelphia is set to head to the courtroom in early March.

Ropes & Gray Ramps Up in Data Security, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 24, 2015

A data privacy expert joins Ropes & Gray on the West Coast; a former Bingham McCutchen practice leader lands at Mayer Brown; Epstein Becker & Green's 15-lawyer raid lands it an office in Princeton; Cleary Gottlieb hires a former Sullivan & Cromwell tax partner and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Greenberg Traurig Grows in Chicago, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 22, 2015

A Chicago boutique is absorbed by Greenberg Traurig; a Gibson Dunn practice leader heads out on his own; Sidley Austin and Steptoe & Johnson each add a trio; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Fight the Urge to Merge: Alternative Strategic Alliances

John R. Washlick : The Legal Intelligencer : February 17, 2015

The hospital provider business model has traditionally focused on maximizing revenue through increased inpatient utilization, where the focus was primarily on curative care in the remedial treatment of diseases or physical disorders.

On The Move: Lisa Wren Joins Clark Hill

: New Jersey Law Journal : February 13, 2015

The law firm of Clark Hill welcomes Lisa Wren, who joins the banking and finance practice group as partner, and other lateral moves from around New Jersey.

DBR Announces Lifetime Awards, Attorney of the Year Finalists

Review staff : Daily Business Review : February 10, 2015

The Daily Business Review announces its first Professional Excellence Awards winners.

Facts Prevailed In Early Test of New Forum

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : February 02, 2015

To This Litigant, Judicial Campaign Finance Case is Personal

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 21, 2015

To understand the potential for corruption or the appearance of corruption from big money in judicial elections, consider the experience of Hugh Caperton.

Hedge Funds Add Top Talent, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2015

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and Kirkland & Ellis saw a pair of leading M&A partners depart for new roles on the business side; a former Bingham McCutchen practice leader lands at Willkie Farr; Skadden snags a leading trusts and estates lawyer; Squire Patton Boggs adds a retired Utah congressman; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Davis Polk Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2015

A Davis Polk & Wardwell corporate partner in Silicon Valley leaves the firm to return to the business side; Greenberg Traurig grows in Mexico City; Hogan Lovells expands in Vietnam; Wilmer adds a new lobbying cochair and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Injured Party Can File Counterclaim Against Insurer

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2015

The Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas has ruled that an injured party can bring a declaratory judgment claim against an insurer directly—if the insurer has already named that party as a defendant in its own claim.

Financial Litigation Hiring Heats Up, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2015

Paul Hastings, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Debevoise & Plimpton and Boies, Schiller & Flexner make high-profile litigation hires; an Akin project finance head goes in-house; Kelley Drye & Warren adds a Bingham McCutchen refugee but loses its private equity chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Karlinsky Among 3 Named to Supreme Court JNC

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : December 30, 2014

Gov. Rick Scott appoints three lawyers to the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission.

Mergers, Management Changes Drew BigLaw Focus in 2014

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 30, 2014

The latter part of 2014 brought with it not only the biggest business of law news for Pennsylvania, but perhaps for the country. All eyes watched during the second half of the year as Morgan, Lewis & Bockius entertained merger discussions with struggling Boston-based firm Bingham McCutchen. A full-on acquisition of the more than 700 lawyers at Bingham would have been a big departure for Morgan Lewis' typical growth strategy of acquiring groups of attorneys from firms that are disbanding.

Hiring Laterals With an Eye on Business Prospects

Eric Dewey : New Jersey Law Journal : December 18, 2014

Innovative law firms are including their business development professionals in the process of recruiting and selecting lateral attorney hires.

Law Firm Leaders Struggle With Setting Firmwide Rates

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 16, 2014

The collective weight of the season is upon law firm managing partners this month, with the season of course being that of collections, partner compensation and rate-setting. And the latter has proven a bit vexing for firm leaders this year as they grapple with setting rates in an era where firms span multiple markets and practice concentrations, clients aren't willing to pay the published rates and alternative fee deals are a growing part of firm revenue.

Women Still Less Than One-Third Of Lawyers at Pa.'s Largest Firms

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 11, 2014

In the last 10 years, there has been no movement in the percentage of women lawyers practicing in the Pennsylvania offices of the state's 100 largest law firms.

Firms See Strong Revenue, PPP in 'Investment' Year

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : December 09, 2014

Several firm leaders referred to 2013 as a year of investment, and that characterization is borne out by the numbers, with gross revenue generally outpacing profits per equity partner (PPP) and the majority of firms seeing significant increases in head count.

Attorneys Say Shale Work Still Strong Despite Low Oil Prices

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : December 09, 2014

Declining prices at the gas pump are good for consumers, but they can also potentially reduce demand for shale-based products.